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How do babies process emotional sounds?

The Institute of Psychiatry, Kings College London are looking for volunteers to take part in their study of social development in young babies.
Babies are very social, but there is little scientific knowledge about how young babies develop socially. The Institute of Psychiatry, Kings College London are looking to study social development in three month old babies to try and understand how social communication develops.

Their research is designed to provide both a better understanding of 'normal' infant development and to try and understand why some people go on to develop conditions in later life that involve problems with social interaction such as autism and schizophrenia.

They are looking to for babies between 2 and 4 months of age to take part in the study which will involve listening to sounds while being in an MRI scanner - this is a safe and non-invasive procedure. The session will take place at the Institute of Psychiatry in Camberwell and will take less than an hour. You will be reimbursed for your time and travel.

For more information on how you and your baby can participate in this study either


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Me and my partner have beem trying for a baby for forteen months,and still no luck! Its so emotional sometimes when i find im not pregnant each month. We are keeping this to ourselves for now so we have noone else to talk too but eachother, just wanted to talk to someone who is going through similar experiances?
by Jjsn 12th Aug 2010, 10:35am
tbh i really dont know
iz that a bad thing ?
by gothika90 18th May 2010, 5:19pm